NBA’s Best Away Teams To Bet On

Posted by Henry Watkins on February 5, 2016 in

When it comes to betting on sports, you will more often than not find that it is the home team that is usually given the edge. There are, of course, situations where the away team is the favorite, but those tend to be in games where you have a dominant team playing one that is down near the bottom of the standings. If you look at the standings right now, you find that only 8 teams have winning road records. There is some good money to be made in online sportsbook NBA odds action by identifying teams that have made a habit of winning on the road, as there is generally some really good value in their lines. Let’s take a look at some of the best road teams in the NBA this season.

Who Are The Best NBA Away Teams To Be Betting On

The Warriors are Golden Away From Home

The team with the best away record in the league right now really isn’t a major surprise. The Golden State Warriors have only lost 4 games overall this season, with all of those defeats coming on the road. Even with those 4 losses, they are still winning on the road at an 85% clip, with a road record of 23-4. Not only that, their average margin of victory in those games is just under 10 points, which means that they are winning pretty comfortably.

The Western Conference Teams are the Big Road Winners

The next three teams with the best road record after the Warriors are also from the Western Conference. The San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder are both sporting 14-8 road records as of Thursday, February 4, which means they are both winning 63.6% of their road games. The Spurs are doing it in more convincing fashion, as they have an average margin of victory of 9.4 PPG as opposed to the 5.7 PPG put up by the Thunder. The LA Clippers are right behind those two with a 15-9 (62.5%) road record, and a pretty tight 1.8 PPG margin of victory. The MOV is just as important as the winning records, as it can also help you win some money on the point spread.

The Eastern Conference Also Has Some Road Warriors

At 16-10, the Cleveland Cavaliers are winning 61.5 % of their games on the road, which is the best of any team in the East. Their margin of victory is 4.1 PPG, which is a couple of points better than what Toronto are doing on the road. The Raptors are 15-10, and have a 2.0 PPG margin of victory. The last of the 8 teams in the NBA with a winning road record is the Washington Wizards, and they are there by the skin of their teeth with an 11-10 road record. The Wizards actually have a negative MOV at -3.4 PPG, which isn’t so surprising when you consider how close they are to the .500 mark.